Our Staff

Lisa C. Tremaine, Director

Lisa Tremaine is a Vermont native and happy Texas transplant of 15 years. She comes to TRP from UNM Press in Albuquerque where she was the Design and Production Manager. Prior to that, she was the Senior Book Designer at UT Press in Austin. She is a photographer, painter and artist book maker and holds a Master’s degree in Art Education.

Dr. J. Bruce Fuller, Acquisitions Editor and Managing Editor

J. Bruce Fuller is a Louisiana native. His chapbooks include The Dissenter’s Ground, Lancelot, and Flood, and his poems have appeared at The Southern Review, Crab Orchard Review, McNeese Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, and Louisiana Literature, among others. He has received scholarships from Bread Loaf, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and Stanford University, where he was a 2016-2018 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry.

2020-2021 Graduate Interns

Mackenzie Campbell, Publicist

Mackenzie Campbell grew up in Kansas and north Texas. He is an MA candidate at Sam Houston State University. His research interests include 20th century American literature, women’s literature, and queer literature. He is currently the marketing assistant and publicist at Texas Review Press. ​

Marilyn Comer, Assistant to the Director

Marilyn Comer is an MFA candidate at Sam Houston State University. Her work has been published in the Beacon and the Inkling and forthcoming in the Texas Review. Currently, she works as assistant to the director at Texas Review Press.

Megan McKinley, Publishing Assistant

Megan McKinley is an MFA candidate at Sam Houston State University. She graduated from University of Iowa in the spring of 2019 with a Bachelors in English and Creative Writing. She specializes in creative nonfiction essays, but she has yet to have any of her work published. She is currently a publishing assistant at Texas Review Press.

Stephanie Savell, Editorial Assistant

Stephanie Savell is an MFA candidate at Sam Houston State University. Her novel Paper Hearts was published by Medallion Press in 2014 under their Ya-Ya imprint. Her other work has been published in Vox PopuliBeacon magazine, and is forthcoming in Aquifer: The Florida Review. She is currently the assistant editor at The Texas Review and an editorial assistant at Texas Review Press.

Karisma Tobin, Assistant to the Acquisitions and Managing Editor

Karisma (Charlie) Tobin grew up in the mountains of New Mexico and Alaska. She is an MFA and MA candidate at Sam Houston State University. Her work appears in PlainsongsInterim, and Beacon, among others.

Interns Emeritus


Mackenzie Campbell

Marilyn Comer

Bradley Alan Ivey

Karisma J. Tobin


Amanda Baboolal

Laura Bennett Brackin

Jared Hanks

Bradley Alan Ivey

Karisma J. Tobin

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